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Japanese Vintage Paper Craft Nara Uchiwa with Traditional Motif

Japanese Vintage Paper Craft Nara Uchiwa with Traditional Motif


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1940: Item # 1396780
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4 pieces of Nara Uchiwa whose history dates back to Nara period (A.D.710~794). It began as manual side line work of the Shinto priest of Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara. The traditional motifs (Tenpyo Moyo) such as peonix, deer, kylin (imaginary animal), dragon, Parrot etc. These four (originally five) were made by Ikeda Gankodo which is only existing maker of it in Nara. In good condition. The first half of the 20th century. W:22cm L:37cm